Hello Gregory, thank you for sharing you…

Hello Gregory, thank you for sharing your venture! I found your idea particularly interesting because it reminded me of a business leadership program I attended in my last semester of high school where we studied outside of the traditional classroom, took trips to Toronto and New York, and completed an end of the year project where we were to design a fundraiser for a cause of our choice. The structure of our fundraiser had lots of similar elements to the Market In The Middle program (including developing skills such as communication, critical thinking, financial planning and decision making). The potential for grade 8 students to gain practical, real-world knowledge through MITM is crystal clear. I wonder if this program may be better suited for high school students? I mention this because as an EVA I see an opportunity to expand this venture even further. As Anouk mentioned, the program could be designed for multiple levels, beginning with beginner in grade 9, providing students the opportunity to take the program each year, ending with advanced business in grade 12. Whether the students are in grade 8 or 9-12, would this be a compulsory course? Extracurricular? An elective? I can definitely see many students getting excited about a class like this, however, if it was compulsory, I can think of some students that may not enjoy the front-line marketing work. You did mention that an investment may result in an increase in student participation and larger groups could be divided into different roles, with some focusing on the website while others focus on the creation of the product. I think this is a great idea for meeting different interests of different students. Maybe those who are interested can give speeches on why they think they should be the CEO of the term! The main thing I would like to know as an investor would be, how much would these things cost me: 3D printers, laser engraver/cutter, storage and organization systems, and training programs for educators (which I think will be necessary in order to expand across school boards)? The program sounds excellent but I can’t invest just yet until I know how much my ROI is and where it would come from! Also, if it is in anyway possible, I would recommend transferring some information from the “elevator pitch” to the MITM website/venture pitch, it took me a bit longer than 1-2 to get though the first Prezi. I know I had lots to say but I see great potential in this. Thank you! Great job. PS, what do students do with the money they make!?